Abolishing Senior House not only alienates current residents but also alumni
Nearly 1,400 alumni, going back to 1958, signed a letter to Barnhart earlier this month expressing their alarm with the administrative actions regarding Senior House.
The case for MIT graduate student apartments
Starting this year, MIT’s investment arm, MITIMCO, is undertaking a new development near Kendall Square which will bring in well over 10,000 workers. Jobs are good, but new workers will make housing in the Cambridge area even more scarce. We need the MIT student body to take a stand: we should not bring new workers to Cambridge without providing more housing for graduate students.
DSL lowers new dorm’s pricing after complaints about subpar living conditions
The Division of Student Life has been working on improving the conditions, but the process is “slower than expected.”
IS&T to work on Next House Wi-Fi, Ethernet
One of the doubles being converted by IS&T is the former room of Sal Khan ’98, founder of online education nonprofit Khan Academy.
New House to become Tier 1 dorm
After a year of renovations, New House will become a Tier 1 dorm — the most expensive option — starting fall 2018.
Students mock, express concern about administration edits to REX event booklet
One of Random Hall's REX Chairs said she disagreed with many of the edits, including the removal of a water pong event and the flagging of a potato-themed event run by an Irish student as an example of stereotyping.
Barnhart and Nelson plan changes to housing selection process
In an email sent to house presidents, VPSL Suzy Nelson pointed to “negative aspects” of current housing lotteries such as “rejection for some due to house ‘rush’” and asked the presidents to consider how the housing selection process can be used to “affirm MIT’s values on diversity.”
What makes MIT unique?
My response in the textbox at the end of the Enrolled Student Survey:
New minimum meal plan to include more meals, fewer dining dollars
The minimum required meal plan for upper-level students living in dining dorms has been increased to 150 meals per semester from 125. The amount of dining dollars in the meal plan has been reduced to $100 per semester.